In July 30 Issue
It appears that most all of us are getting a new education in the fine art of politics.
Along with this we are coming in contact with some new groups, the blue dogs, yellow dogs, extreme left, right and the extreme extremes.
We are seeing the Republicans fight the Democrats, the dogs fighting between the dogs and the President and Congress continuously barking at each other....all in the name of helping us poor little ole taxpayers.
Nothing at all about helping themselves or the party, but always in the name of the people.
It is beyond our imagination to think our elected representatives would vote on a healthcare bill that literally molds the future of this country and not even read the bill they are passing. And, all in the name of wining or losing in the name of their political party.
President Obama is opening a lot of new political issues and doors as he pushes his Obama Healthcare.
Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition, http://fleming.house.gov/. If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congress should have to accept the same level of healthcare for themselves and their families.
The healthcare issue could very well be the turning point for several issues and according to several, even the future of our President.
Charles Krauthammer, columnist, states now is the time and place where rhetoric meets reality. Obama has promised health-care with more coverage but less cost.
President Obama premised the need for reform on the claim that medical costs are destroying the economy. True. But now we learn - surprise! - that universal coverage increases costs. The congressional Democrats' health-care plans, says the CBO, increase costs in the range of $1trillion plus.
Obama has stated "this isn't about me, this isn't about politics, it is about healthcare"
But we firmly believe it's all about him. Health care is his signature reform. And he knows that if he produces nothing, he forfeits the mystique that both propelled him to the presidency and has sustained him through a difficult first six months.
We believe Obama has tackled more than he can handle in this short period of time.
We can only ask that our lawmakers take time and care while addressing our nation’s problems and molding the future f this country. We have problems enough without creating more.
Our president also needs to recognize the importance of reserving the presidential podium to the national issues and leave the police work to the police and the personal critical comments to the talk show hosts.